We then started the project of wiring the house with a 12V DC system. We had hopes to use some of the existing wiring to various overhead light fixtures and outlets and connect them into the 12V system we set up with the golf cart batteries. But when the house was vandalized, all the wiring was cut and most of it was pulled out of the walls. Alan commented that it was frustrating knowing all that wiring had been done but that we did not have access to it now. But he then added that is if it had not been vandalized, we would have never been able to buy the property because it would have been way out of our price range. The vandalism that had occurred caused the bank to drastically drop the price, selling it as property only with the house having 'no value'. I responded that where most people would consider it of 'no value' and a lot of work, we were probably the only ones that looked at it considered it to be much more than we ever expected to be able to get for what we were planning.We started this adventure just looking for vacant land to put a camper on!
|One of our Friday night visitors.|
|Thanks for coming, guys., but|
you didn't have to leave the road apples!
|Entrance to the 'theater'.|
Remember I said the event was both good and quaint? The quaint was the intermission activity. When we came in, I had noticed the gentleman in front of me in line was carrying a jar candle, then when I sat down I noticed there was a table with an odd assortment of items in front of the stage including the gentleman's candle. It turns out that during the intermission there is a door prize give away with the prizes being whatever people 'in the know' brought with them that night. I can't remember all of tonight's prizes but they included - blackberry jam, chocolate covered cashews, several packages of cookies, Little Debbie brownies, a patchwork pillow and the one I was hoping to win, which was a bag of fresh peaches. The bag was the paper type with the paper handle that you often see at apple orchards, I believe it was a half-peck. I had to giggle when they said they first had to put them in a plastic bag before giving them to the winner as the bottom was 'getting mighty juicy sitting there'.
So, a very fun, entertaining day in the Ozarks and, now that I am also 'In The Know', I am already planning what my door prize donation will be the next time we go to the Saturday night concert - it has to be something worthy to be from the Geeks' Quad...